An Operating System is the fundamental software which manages a computer system. It takes care of how your hardware behaves, the communication with peripherals including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between applications, and the prioritization of applications in case several run concurrently. Every program which is installed on a PC operates by sending requests to the OS for different services via an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be done via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting field, the OS is what controls a hosting server along with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application for example a VOIP or a game server. If there are virtual machines created, they use a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated server
solutions that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to choose from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they’re also considered to be among the most stable and secure OSs. We offer three different ones as each of them is supported by a separate community. The packages which you could add on your server are different and this could matter if you need to install some piece of software with specific requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the OS that you'll pick. You may choose any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order procedure, however if necessary, we can always install the server once again with a different one upon your request. As an additional service that you could add to the package any time, we can update the OS on a regular basis so as to keep it as secure as possible.